November 1998 Museum Guests
I appreciate Bill allowing me to post information on my Panama Canal items.
1. The postcard set on the construction of the Canal was first printed in 1977. Nineteen thousand sets were sold in the CZ and on ships going through the Canal. I have 200 sets left. The ten card set is $3.00 postpaid in U.S. Photographs were provided by the Panama Canal Company during my 1977 visit to the Canal Zone.
2. Two thousand copies of the Official Handbook of the Panama Canal issued by the CZ in 1915 were reprinted. It has 58 pages, photographs, tables, and a fold out map of the CZ. It was a promotional booklet for shippers. The cover photo shows the SS Ancon passing the Continental Divide, Aug. 15, 1914. Chapters include: How a vessel is handled through the Canal; Distances saved; Facilities for shipping; Savings in cost; Tolls; Sailing ships; The canal and the Navy; Features of construction. I have 150 copies left. The 5 x 8 booklet is $4.00, postpaid in U.S. There is an unconditional money back guarantee on each item. For ordering information please send me an email and mention you saw the notice on CZ memories. Thanks, Bill
Just making my daily rounds of the CZ sites. They all add a little extra. We can't do without any. Keep up the good work Bill. Larry BHS74
beautiful colorful informative
I really enjoyed your site..I happened upon it while looking in the discovery channel's home page....anyways, I found it very interesting.
This site is great to see some of the artifacts of the former Canal Zone. A lot of this stuff is dissapearing fast so it's good that these items are on the web. As the last of the US involvement with the Canal comes to a close, it's only a wonder what will happen to the canal after the year 2000. Keep up the good work.
Great web site! I graduated from CHS in '80. I haven't been back since Jan '83. I looked for names I might recognize , I didn't see any but I'll look again soon. Thanks for the pleasent memories.
What a delightful amble through nostalgic times! Comparing your recent pictures of Fort Sherman with my memories of living there, 51 years ago in 1947, was quite a reality check. I look forward to visiting your site many times in the future and perhaps contributing some material, myself. Warmest Regards, Tom Russell
I was raised on the Pacific side from 1947 to 1965. Janice and Walter Dryja are my parents and had moved to the Canal Zone after World War II. Interestingly, my Dad was a newly minted 2cd lt. and in charge of the defense of the Canal Zone on December 7, 1941.
Like some many others, I have enjoyed the review the pictures and comments.
Lived in Cardenas Village 1961-1970. HELLO, Zonians! Looking for any of the Cardenas gang,
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